Beacon Lesson Plan Library

   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 3: Health


  • Are you a Sexual Harasser? (Authored by Sandra Sicbaldi.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students gain insight into forms of sexual harassment, and learn techniques to avoid threatening situations, unwanted effects, dating violence, myths and school and state laws governing sexual harassment.

  • Are You Ready for Personal Independence? (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Through class discussion and self evaluation, students will discover what independence means to different individuals.

  • Choice Not Chance (Authored by Rosa Banks.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Fact or fiction: Do the foods we choose affect our health? The student researches diets in a country other than the USA, and compares it to the Food Guide Pyramid analyzing the affect it has on an individual’s health.

  • Eating More or Less? (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students investigate by using the Internet to research the types of eating disorders and summarize their effects on the body by creating a PowerPoint presentation or poster presentation.

  • Exploring Personal Responsibility (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students examine themselves to evaluate their own levels of personal and social responsibility.

  • Figuring Solutions (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Sometimes students express their resistance to learning academic concepts. This lesson avails students opportunities to discuss their attitudes and feelings so they discover possible ways to constructively respond to them.

  • Good Grief! (Authored by Pam Lord.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: GOOD GRIEF! What better way to explain, demonstrate, and explore strategies related to a difficult topics? Through student role playing within family groups, the use of communicating strategies for managing grief will be explored.

  • Group Research and Reports on STDs (Authored by Jeanne Pitts.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students work together in groups to research and gather information on a specific Sexually Transmitted Disease. Working as a team, they write a report and present the information orally to the class.

  • Growing Old (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This is a simulation activity whereby students experience problems the elderly face daily in their lives, such as loss of sight, hearing, taste, smell, mobility/dexterity and touch.

  • Media Violence - The Good, the Bad and the Future (Authored by Judith Bachay.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This lesson asks students to define, identify, measure and assess the level and impact of violence in media. The media forms that they will evaluate include music, sitcoms, news and other programs that may be identified by the students.

  • Mountain Tops (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This is an outdoor activity. Students work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect, and creativity. Students will be doing an excercise that requires them to help and trust each other in order to accomplish the task.

  • Oops, I Did Not Say It Right (Authored by Brenda Lewis-Williams.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students will understand how the behavior of family members and peers affects interpersonal communication. The story “Chicken Little” will demonstrate and differentiate between truth or gossip.

  • Port Hole (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: In this outdoor activity, students work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity. The students also display physical and mental strengths.

  • Rate Your Plate (Authored by Kathy Crane.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This activity is a fun way to teach students to analyze what they eat for one day. The student analyzes the nutrients, calories, and food groups using the USDA CNPP website Interactive Healthy Eating Index.

  • Resolution or Revolution? (Authored by Anne Reeves.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students learn appropriate strategies to resolve conflicts and potentially dangerous and/or threatening situations by role playing situations

  • Shuffle About (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students must work together and practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity in order to complete this outdoor activity successfully.

  • Substance Use and Its Effect on Behavior (Authored by James Buchannon.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This is a lesson to cause students to think about substance use and afford them an opportunity to use their resistence skills for avoiding potentially harmful situations.

  • The Multimedia Heart (Authored by Carol Rine.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Working in groups, students research the different aspects of the human heart. Groups work through steps to create a multimedia slide presentation. The presentation must follow preset criteria.

  • Walk That Line (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity in this outdoor activity.

  • Why the Grinch Stole Christmas (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Everyone knows “How the Grinch stole Christmas,” but no one seems to know [why] the Grinch stole Christmas. This lesson is a look at what might have given the Grinch the feelings that he had to steal Christmas from Who-ville.

  • You Are What You Eat (Primary Grades) (Authored by Debra Harris.)

  • Subject(s): Health (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students research and prepare 20 cards regarding nutritional needs, obesity, and health issues. Students determine their ideal weights and how many calories should be consumed daily to obtain the ideal weight and/or maintain it.

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